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The fall and rise of Pinotage

by  |  12-05-2020 ~ 24 Comments

Members of the wine trade are cursed to forever wander from party to party and set the record straight with regards to Chardonnay. The ‘Anything But Chardonnay’ crowd still walk among us and it must... more » Members of the wine trade are cursed to forever wander from party... more »

In the Glass: AA Badenhorst – Secateurs Red Blend 2012

by  |  21-02-2019

I try to live a life as free from regret as possible and overall, I think I do a pretty decent job of keeping my “regret debt” within decent margins. There are however two regrets... more » I try to live a life as free from regret as possible... more »

Global Local: Jordi Viader i Soler

by  |  17-09-2012

Favorite Wines: Cabernet Franc and Xarel·lo/White Grenache Jordi is one of those winemakers who has seen a lot in his years behind the barrels. Starting in 2004 he’s worked in multiple Catalan cellars, New Zealand,... more » Favorite Wines: Cabernet Franc and Xarel·lo/White Grenache Jordi is one of those... more »

In The Glass: Cape of Good Hope Serruria 2010

by  |  27-07-2012

It was by random chance that I met Jordi Viader i Soler who is one of those traveling enologs that bounces around the world, working on different harvests, but specifically the harvest at La Vinyeta... more » It was by random chance that I met Jordi Viader i Soler... more »

Tasting around Annandale

by  |  21-03-2012

The Annandale estate, just off the namesake Annadale Road was established in 1688, making it one of the oldest in the Helderberg Valley region. It displays this age wonderfully as large, sweeping willows grace the... more » The Annandale estate, just off the namesake Annadale Road was established in... more »

Annoucing the release of our Stellenbosch Guide!

by  |  06-02-2012

One of the oldest “New World” regions, wine has been produced in Stellenbosch and Cape Town at large for more than 350 years. We’re happy to announce the release of our Stellenbosch guide on Amazon,... more » One of the oldest “New World” regions, wine has been produced in... more »

Welmoed: Everything collected under one roof

by  |  01-02-2012

Calling themselves the “the company of wine people”, Welmoed is one of those wineries that offers pretty much something for everyone with a massive selection. They’re not an estate winery, but a co-op and as... more » Calling themselves the “the company of wine people”, Welmoed is one of... more »

The age-old Rustenberg

by  |  25-01-2012

Producing wine since the late 17th century, Rustenberg is a winery in the Greater Simonsberg area that has been run by the Barlow family for the last 60 years. In total the farm has 1,200... more » Producing wine since the late 17th century, Rustenberg is a winery in... more »

Growling around Knorhoek

by  |  18-01-2012

In the 18th century, if you had a problem with large, possibly man-eating felines cruising around your farm, then a phrase like, “knorhoek” or “the place where lions growl” would seem quite fitting. And this... more » In the 18th century, if you had a problem with large, possibly... more »

In the middle of Glenelly

by  |  12-01-2012

The Glenelly Estate, set in the Idas Valley, on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, was bought in 2003 by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing. For those unfamiliar with the name, she has been the owner... more » The Glenelly Estate, set in the Idas Valley, on the southern slopes... more »